Modern Ranch Reno: Half Bathroom Flooring Done Cheap and Easy- Our $50 Makeover

Stencils (from Amazon!):

Bathroom Print:

In our Modern Ranch Reno we have three different bathrooms. We have the kids bathroom, we have this half bathroom by the office, and we have the master bathroom. We have spent a good amount of our budget throughout the house and on other projects that have had more priority at this time. But I was tired of looking at my plain bathroom and wanting to change up a few things to make it a little bit more fun and a little bit more my style. For under $50 I was able to make over our half bathroom flooring and it changed everything!! I’m really excited to share all the details with you.

Here is a little sneak peek.

Before I share more details I wanted to show you what the bathroom looked like when we moved in. This bathroom had a nasty pull chain toilet and green wood paneling. The bathroom vanity was in decent shape but it was an orangey wood color and I didn’t love the fact that you really noticed the white bowl.


We removed the wood paneling and also changed out the toilet for something a little more current and a little bit newer. I spray-painted the bathroom vanity white and now it looks good as new.



The vanity painted white.

The bathroom looked way better but I still wanted the bathroom to look a bit more my style. Painting the floor changed everything about this bathroom.

This is what the floor looked like before.

After I painted and stenciled the floor tiles:

And yes my toe is painted black.

Floor Tutorial

I shared the full tutorial over on the Home Depot Blog and you can find the full tutorial HERE but here are a few things that I used for this project.

The Paint

The paint I used was the Rust-oleum chalk paint.

The paint I used was the Rust-Oleum Charcoal color for the base color.

The Stencil

For the stencil I found it online. First, I measured my tile then searched for that certain size of tile stencil. This stencil I found for this flooring is from Etsy and you can find it HERE. You can find similar ones here, here and here.

Stencil Brushes you can find HERE.

For the white chalk paint I used Rust-Oleum White Linen to stencil on top of the Charcoal chalk paint.

More Details

For the rest of the tutorial and also the list of the rest of the products I used for my DIY painted and stenciled my bathroom flooring, visit the Home Depot Blog HERE.

A few more after pictures of how the bathroom turned out.

Wall Decor 

Please wait to be seated print HERE

I found these framed artwork I found at Home Goods. But you can find similar HERE.

I am very excited on how my $50 flooring makeover turned out. My bathroom now is more my style and has way more character.


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    July 27, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Love the floor. Where did you get that please wait to be seated print?

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    Steph Piontkowski
    August 3, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Hi! I was hoping you could share the source for the stencil? 🙂

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    Solange gaspari
    August 11, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    I m fall in love with your floor. I d like to do something like that in my bathroom. Maybe, someday, I will. Congratulations

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    August 21, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    How did you not have a problem sealing with that polyacrylic? The first tile i used it on bled the black into the white causing a huge mess. Currently waiting on a couple coats of spray rustoleum matte clear finish to hopefully add enough of a barrier to try again.

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      Mallory & Savannah
      November 16, 2018 at 6:05 pm

      The paint must be FULLY cured before sealing. Some paints can take up to 2 weeks! Read your can of paint to be sure. 🙂

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    October 6, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Your floor is fantastic! How is it holding up?

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    October 27, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Where can I find this stencil? I’ve spent 3 night wandering the depths of the internet ??

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    November 1, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Looks great! Does the paint hold up after people walk on it a lot?

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    Tiffany Mims
    November 1, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Well, that’s a fantastic idea! That looks amazing. Mind if I ask how it’s holding up? I have an ugly bathroom too….

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      Mallory & Savannah
      November 10, 2017 at 9:05 am

      So far it’s held up wonderfully! NO major scratches or chips or anything!

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    Andrea Phillips
    November 10, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Where did the large please wait to be seated come from?

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    Diane Anderson
    November 16, 2017 at 4:04 am

    Can you post the DIY for the painted floor?

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    Joi Poulin
    January 3, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    Did you have to use any kind of a sealer over the paint?

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      Mallory & Savannah
      February 8, 2018 at 1:09 pm

      Yes! All products used are in the tutorial I shared on Home Depot’s blog! Thanks!

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    Lizzy O
    January 9, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    Hi. Where did you get the stencil from or did you make it up? It looks incredible.

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    Rebecca Richeson
    April 22, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    I read where you say no major … does that mean there are minor scratches and chips? We’re going to do this in our laundry room. We’re excited!

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    April 24, 2018 at 10:23 am

    I adore you girls and love all your designs. I’m painting my tile right now and I’ve finished painting but I just don’t think it’s sticking. I’ve put a couple top coats on and each time I’ve had to touch up because the paint has scrapped off. Any suggestions of a stronger finish I can put on it? I’m afraid the first time someone wears shoes and walks on it all the paint is going to chip off. Thank you!

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    Jennifer Morales
    December 13, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    How do I purchase the download to Please wait to be seated? I saw a link a while ago but don’t see it now?? I love it!!

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    February 17, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    This is amazing! I want to re-do my girls bathroom to look like this!!!! Thank you for sharing all the deets. I didn’t see where you got the black towel rack, and I’m obsessed. Please divulge that information:)

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    February 15, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    I know it’s been a while, but just curious why you went with water-based polycrylic instead of oil-based exterior poly? I know water-based is less toxic and much easier to use, but on a floor, wouldn’t oil-based be much tougher? Or is it the yellow tinge to the oil-based that would be a problem? Thanks.

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    March 10, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Love your work!
    I tend to clean my bathroom floors with some heavy disinfectants…
    Q.1• How do harsh cleaning products (tilex) affect the paint and sealer?
    Q. 2• Have you had any issues with chipping or scratching due to wear n tear from shoes metal hampers etc.?

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    May 10, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    It appears Home Depot took down the blog, right when I was about to do this! Can you email and/or repost the entire instructions?


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    June 8, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    I have the same issue as Amanda. Can you repost the entire instructions or email them to me? Thanks so much.

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    August 18, 2020 at 8:28 am

    Eric, actually there’s a slow project going on to replace them; the guy making the tiles had to reverse-engineer the existing ones to get ones that will look right and wear well. There was a cool article about his work in the InsideOut in the paper a few months ago.tile store

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      Clifton Atkins
      December 21, 2020 at 6:05 am

      I just moved into my new house and we plan to do a bathroom renovation in ri. I think this design is perfect because it’s simple and beautiful!

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